School Board votes on Mill Creek enrollment, busing, discusses superintendent search

The Columbia School Board voted to provide transportation to rising fifth-graders staying at Mill Creek next year but voted against allowing their siblings to stay at the school.

Columbia College presidential finalist answers questions from students, faculty

Scott Dalrymple, the dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College, took the stage Monday night to address questions from Columbia College faculty and students.

Emmert: Stipend 'less threatening' to NCAA members

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that providing a stipend to student-athletes seems less threatening to the schools that earlier knocked down a proposal to increase the value of a scholarship to cover the full cost of attendance.

Warm weather sticks around Monday

Columbia reached a high of 50 degrees on Monday, just a week after a polar vortex brought negative temperatures to the area.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: This legislative session, let's focus on issues, not people

No one in government is trying to make things worse for Missourians; officials simply have differing opinions and proposals on how to make things better.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lesser charge doesn't diminish appalling events in Maryville

A lack of respect and common decency has been at the heart of this case. After announcing her decision not to file felony charges, special prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said: “Our system of justice works because it is evidence-based. We don’t always like the outcome, but it’s evidence-based and it works.”

Health Department holds public forum on community health issues

The Columbia Health Department will hear public opinions Tuesday about health-related issues facing the community.

Local kayaker to reflect on trip in Tuesday evening talk

Janet Moreland will share experiences and photos from her "source to sea" kayak trip down the Missouri River in a presentation Tuesday at Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro in Rocheport.

Derrick Copelin back in Boone County after being arrested in New Orleans

Derrick Copelin is one of three suspects connected to the Jan. 2 death of Dontay Tolston. 

TELL US: What are Columbia's sidewalks like in the snow?

Share your experiences with snowy sidewalks and roads in Columbia.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Drop macho stance and pay attention to football concussions

Coaches, along with trainers, must be aggressive in making sure players do not take part in games until they have recovered from possible concussions.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri needs a better form of justice than executions

Missouri has seen falsely convicted inmates released from death row. Death sentences are costly and unproductive as a deterrent.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d'Or winner for 2013 on Monday — a rare display of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to get his hands on the trophy again.

Suspect charged in Saturday shooting, in which two people were injured

Damerian Cheatum, 17, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Missouri House Democrats' tax-cut plan lowers rate for lower incomes

The Democratic plan outlined Monday faces long odds in Missouri's Republican-led legislature, which has made tax cuts a priority for the 2014 session. But it was an indication that the debate at the Capitol is now focused on how— not whether — to cut income taxes

Missouri House panel hears 'right to work' bill

The legislation that supporters describe as a "right to work" measure would prohibit labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay union fees, regardless of whether workers are union members.

Frank Lewis Edwards, Dec. 27, 1926 — Jan. 4, 2014

Frank Lewis Edwards, 87, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Helen Leah Haynes was active homemaker, librarian and avid gardener

Helen Leah Haynes of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was 93.

TELL US: What are Columbia's sidewalks like in the snow?

Here's a chance to share your experiences and opinions about what it's like to make your way around town.

Cloris Tyler loved to travel and help at church

Cloris Tyler died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was 91.